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Edible and Indigenous Garden

Program Overview

Bookings open in Term 1, 2022

Indigenous plants have been an important part of the First People’s diets and can attract insects, birds and other wildlife. There are many edible plants that are easy to grow and delicious to eat. Learn how to grow them in your own garden!

In this session we explore: 

  • Sensory exploration of a range of of Local Indigenous and edible plants 
  • How plants look after us 
  • How to grow a plant and looking after them
  • Making herbal tea and wristbands
Location:

Your ELC, Kindergarten or Primary School

Incursion Duration:

2 x 45 minutes (two sessions minimum)

Year Level:

Early years, Kindergarten, Prep-Year 2

Group Size:

Up to 22 children per session

Cost:

$550+GST (two sessions, minimum)
$750+GST (three sessions, maximum)

Availability:

Available

Program Themes:

insect habitat, insects and bug, bug box


  • VCSSU041 – People use Science in their daily lives
  • VCSSU031 – Science is about exploring the world around me
    VCSSU074 – Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environments.
  • VEYLDF – Children are connected with and contribute to their world (the natural world)
  • VEYLDF – Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • VEYLDF – Children are confident and involved learners
  • VEYLDF – Children are effective communicators

In this session we explore: 

  • Sensory exploration of a range of of Local Indigenous and edible plants 
  • How plants look after us 
  • How to grow a plant and looking after them
  • Making herbal tea and wristbands

This incursion is delivered at your ELC or Kindergarten by an EcoCentre Educator as 2×40 minute sessions with a short break in between. The maximum number of participants per session is 22 for ELC/Kindergarten and 25 students for Foundation – Year 2. The minimum number of sessions is 2 (cost $550 +GST), the maximum number of sessions is 3 (Cost $750 +GST). Our Educator will bring the materials for this incursion.

I really appreciated how well you spoke with your very young audience ~ perfectly pitched for their level and interest, thank you!

Kindergarten Teacher, Lauriston Girls’ School

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.